Strattera and lexapro

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628190_tn?1269022107 Both the Strattera and the Lexapro can be used as anti-depressants and both can cause sedation. The treatment, if it is going to work for ADHD or depression should work within 3 weeks. I would ask your psychiatrist if you can be tried on a different medicine regimen as this one is not only not helping you, it is making you feel worse. Tess Messer, MPH, PA-C Http://primarilyinattentiveadd.
Avatar_m_tn I am suffering so bad with concentration and focus its affecting my work BAD... Is it safe to take lexapro and strattera? and is it safe to take lexapro and ginko biloba untill i get insurance to get strattera ...God i feel like a mess. Cant read a sentence without forgetting what i just read. My mind is racing constantly. any info would help...
Avatar_m_tn Venlafaxine (Effexor) is a combined norepinephrine and serotonin agent. So, Strattera and Lexapro when combined give you the effect of Effexor.
Avatar_n_tn Hi, I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro for a year and a half and recently decided to taper off due to fatigue and weight gain. I have mentioned cutting back to my doctor, but she seems adamant that I stay on the meds indefinitely. I do not agree with this because I am concerned about the long term effects, which are largely unknown. I am going to discontinue treatment with her due to changes in my insurance policy, so I decided to try to cut back on my own.
Avatar_m_tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Avatar_f_tn I did, however, add strattera to the mix which may have caused problems ( Strattera and Prozac are chemical cousins and sometimes don't play well together) I added the strattera under my pdocs supervision. I had to stop taking the strattera because it gave me the hot flashes.I stopped Strattera in Feb of 07. In November of 2008, I tapered off Prozac. I was ok for about 9 months. Then, in August of 09, I started having anxiety issues.. Not really mental anxiety, but physical anxiety..
Avatar_n_tn I could offer a lot of opinions, but the bottom line is if you feel your doctor isn't listening to your concerns or explaining things well enough maybe you should seek out the advice of other psychiatrists. I have been to some that barely listen to me and just write prescriptions, and then there are some that are super super cautious about prescribing both of those drugs even in people with out a history of drug addiction.
Avatar_m_tn Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
Avatar_n_tn He was taking concerta 36mg, then the teacher last year said she didn't see improvement in his behavior, so they doubled the concerta, which exelerated his anxiety. That's when they added the Lexapro, and switched the concerta to strattera. (which did nothing) Now he's on no ADD medicine. My child's doctor isn't very proactive with our situation. I feel like things are getting worse. He is practically having axiety attacks before school each day.
Avatar_n_tn Telephone numbers, tag numbers, sayings, all sorts of thing would go over and over in my head. I am now taking Strattera, and it is working. Strattera is prescribed for ADHD (non-stimulant)and is a form of antidepressant. Strattera or another antidepressant might help. Recurring thoughts might seem like nothing to someone who has never had them, but they are maddening.
Avatar_f_tn I am taking bupropion, Strattera (amoxetine HCl), Lexapro (escitalopram), Naltrexone, hydroxyzine HCl, and fluticasone propionate (flonase nasal spray). Thank you!
Avatar_f_tn Unfortunately, having the problems that ADHD can cause can be depressing in itself. When I was on my meds, I was taking 20mg of Lexapro and 80 mg of Strattera. I was on the Lexapro when I was originally diagnosed and had a little help from it so the psychiatrist told me they would leave me on it and add the Strattera for ADHD. As far as the wellbutrin, I know other depression and ADHD type medications take more than a week to notice any differences.
Avatar_f_tn , the doc took me off Zoloft and put me on Lexapro. It worked like a charm -- for about four weeks. Then the diarrhea started again. He switched me to Cymbalta -- another six or eight weeks, same result. Immodium made no difference. (I stopped going to that doctor and stopped taking the Cymbalta. Big, big mistake -- had awful, terrible agony from stopping Cymbalta cold turkey -- felt like electric jolts in my brain.) Only this time the diarrhea didn't stop when the medication stopped.
Avatar_m_tn He said he can tell i do not have ADD, but he diagnosed me with GAD(generalized anxiety Disorder. he prescribed me lexapro and so far i feel great. i feel as if my brain is not in a cloudy state. i do feel headachy some times but it seems like i am nnot as jumpy as before and people have taken notice. i am not saying this is what it is, but it does seem to be helping dramatically. Maybe some of you should go the anxiety route to see if you have GAD. could this be the case?
Avatar_n_tn back into any medications, and your assumption that I might have ADD but that it didn't really effect my life all that much is probably a good one, and good that I didn't start on Strattera. I have a good therapist, and we have been diving into some serious childhood issues about my parents, their divorce, and all of my feelings of worthlessness, abandonment etc. I have been off of the Zoloft for 13 weeks and all of the withdrawls have gone away like you said.
Avatar_n_tn The problem is that the Rx like Ritalin etc work well for ADD but are not indicated for people with seizures. He prescribed Lexapro and I read online that that is given for depression. Does anyone out there have ADD and also seizure disorder who takes medicine for their seizures. I would like to know if you take anything that helps you with your ADD. Thank you.....
492307_tn?1214190339 I suffered from anxiety and went for help and was quickly prescribed paxil and lexapro (different times) when it is quite possible I should have had my thyroid checked instead. I was only dx as hypo in Sept 2007 but wonder how many years I took meds for anxiety when I could have had my thyroid checked. I too suffered the side effects of the antidepressant meds....not fun at all.
Avatar_n_tn The suicidal thoughts drastically increased, he started rapidly dropping weight, he was exhausted and nauseous all the time, and he started having muscle spasms and tics, as well as bouts of intense anxiety and aggression. He also had periods of social phobia, where he was afraid to be around me or his parents or any other people, and was incapable of making eye contact. So his psych switched him to Celexa then Lexapro.
Avatar_n_tn My boyfriend Ryan was diagnosed with severe depression, ADD, and social anxiety almost 2 years ago. Since then he's been on wellbutrin, strattera, lexapro, prozac, buspar, & ritalin with no change. He took the depression meds for at least 2 months at a time before changing. For about 9 month's he's been on zoloft (least side effects for him) & now nortriptilene to help intensify the effect. He's been taking the Nortrip since May and there's no change.
Avatar_n_tn I cannot tell you how many tests I have had... I am currently on Lexapro, Strattera and Vyvanse for ADHD/Anxiety. How do I get past this??
Avatar_f_tn I also have ADD and the combination is a killer. I am on Lexapro and Strattera. I am trying to find a forum that deals with older adults since I am in my fifties, and any new research that can help bring more quality and happiness to my life. Thanks so mucb!
1287128_tn?1331138138 i am terrified to be on a stimulant because of the palpitations. she started me on lexapro and xanax (ive had xanax as a as needed med for some time, but funny thing about my anxiety is im scared to take pills) anyways i havent started my lexapro because i dont have insurance for another month. but she wants me to take lexapro for three weeks and use the xanax because i guess the lexapro will increase my anxiety the first couple weeks before making it better.....
Avatar_n_tn its hard sometimes. intrusive thoughts are really my only problem right now. im on lexapro 10mg and just about to start taking topamax. im nervous cuz i read it causes hair loss. keep the suggestions coming.
455103_tn?1240889845 I see a pdoc every month and have taken 200 mg Provigil, 18 mg Strattera and 20 mg Lexapro for 5 years or so. I also have Ehlers Danlos Disease (type 3 likely, but because my dad and his mother both had brain aneyrisms, I worry I may have the Vascular Type... And right now, I've been awake for about 30 hours (which I know doesn't help my mood or BP much). Can anyone explain MAP to me?
Avatar_n_tn my son been twitching in his hands after started taking prozac told dr they said its overactive thyroid and hand tremors going 2 dr on may 15 2008 2 find out what they are goig 2 do about this .
Avatar_n_tn My doctor switched me to Lexapro (for depression and anxiety) one month ago. The Lexapro seemed to only exacerbate the depression and anxiety--or perhaps it simply is not working so that the symptoms appear to be increased. I also have heart palpitations while on it. Does anyone else have similiar experience with Lexapro? What about Zoloft? How does everyone rate this for depression and anxiety...I don't want to be tired...
Avatar_n_tn And I took another lunesta today at work and I had barely any anxiety or depression because my head was clear and I was able to act normal(non fidgety, saying stupid stuff). I also started taking wellbutrin along with lexapro and noticed wellbutrin works better than lexapro for me. Which is another sign that I could have ADHD. Does anyone in the medical field know if I possibly have ADHD? THANKS!
Avatar_f_tn My question is do I stay on Lexapro and hope for the best or do I wean myself from the Lexapro and go back to Prozac because I know how well it works? With every increase in Lexapro my OCD gets worse for a couple weeks. Please help me. It is much appreciated!!!!
Avatar_f_tn i am currently going to counseling and for the second time in my life i have been told i have some sort of skin condition. i have ocd, depression, which led to being bipolar... i too have issued wit my bra... the way it touches my skin, the tightness it has to be... how it has to be perfect and tight on both sides or it seems all throwed off... and of course the obsessions and compulsions about making the bra fit... this is the same with all other articles of clothing...